In Plainfield, school’s out early.
“It’s good because if we stayed there we would be sweating and melt or something,” said second grader Keyly Portillo.
Sweat hardly describes it for Portillo. Mercury reached well above 90 today, making for hazardous conditions in some classrooms. Across the state dozens of school districts called for early dismissal.
“Off the top of my head, we have roughly 30 to 40 thousand students in New Jersey who are actually not attending school for a full day because of temperature control issues,” Jerell Blakeley from the New Jersey Work Environment Council said.